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Clive Westall

Clive Westall


  • Experienced Headteacher
  • Qualified School Improvement Partner
  • Specialises in Leadership, Maths and Science
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What is your educational experience?

I have been a headteacher for 22 years and am currently Head of Aylward Primary School in Harrow. I have extensive Headship experience having led an international school in Dubai; set up a brand-new primary school in Swindon and worked as a teaching Headteacher in a village school in Herefordshire. During this time, I have moved schools out of 'Requires Improvement' and have also led schools to 'Outstanding'. Whilst serving as a headteacher, I have been employed as a consultant leader to support a range of schools and am currently working as a school improvement partner for Milton Keynes. I have previously worked as a SIAMS inspector for the Church of England. I have also worked as a School Improvement Partner, Church School Inspector and as a Local Leader in Education to support other schools.

What are your key qualifications?

  • B. Sc Hons Microbiology
  • PGCE
  • Qualified School Improvement Partner / Church School Head

I am also a qualified executive leadership coach (ILM Level 7) and is experienced in offering professional coaching and mentoring to individual leaders, as well as delivering coaching training to school leadership teams.

Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what motivates you?

I am passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of the children he works with. I love seeing children experience those ‘light bulb moments’ that open them up to new learning and understanding. I am also very keen to both support and inspire colleagues to further develop their teaching and leadership expertise.

What are your educational specialisms?

  • Primary Education including maths, science and technology
  • Supporting and challenging school leaders
  • Leadership coaching

What do you like doing outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, walking the family pet dog, travelling and playing for a local cricket team.